A College of St Francis Xavier Parish, Ballina

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FAQs

Can my child catch a bus to school?

Students travel to the college on buses as part of the State Government’s Student Transport Scheme. Students travel to the College from a catchment bounded by Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads in the North and from Wardell/Evans Head in the South and inland from Alstonville/Goonellabah. The majority of students come from the major coastal population areas of Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay/Mullumbimby.

See Bus routes

What kind of discipline and welfare programs does the College have?

The college has an extensive welfare program and a strong anti-bullying policy with a positive emphasis on creating community. Welfare teams and a merit achievement program complement a strong disciplinary structure.

See Anti bullying policy

What are the average class sizes?

Class sizes are usually 26 students per class.

How do I organise a uniform?

Uniforms are purchased through the school. The College also operates a recycled uniform shop.

See Uniform shop

What languages are offered at the school?

At the current time the languages on offer are French, Italian and Indonesian.  Other languages may be available by distance education.

I am worried about how my child handles starting High School. Do you have any programs in place to respond to this?

The College has in place a transition program for students from primary school into secondary school which is an integral part of our Pastoral Care program.

My child is interested in music. What music opportunities are available at Xavier?

The College has a stage band, concert band and a marching band as well as an extensive instrument tuition program. The College also has a Choir.

See Performing Arts